In this episode coach and author Reed Maltbie joins Gordon MacLelland to discuss the importance of language and how we as sports parents can help shape powerful and impactful conversations with our children.
During the conversation they discuss amongst other things:
- Understanding key words and picking the correct moments to have conversations that have the maximum impact
- The role of language and self-talk in high pressure situations
- Recognising the power of ‘Pause’ and not jumping in to solve every challenging moment for our children
- Positive body language around matches and competition
- Self-awareness around the pros and cons of the ‘Car Journey Home’
- Encouraging our children to seek support and have both positive and challenging conversations with the key people in their lives
- Our voice becoming our children’s internal dialogue and the importance of our role-modelling
- Being comfortable with telling our children how we feel about our own challenges
- Trying to become a ‘Reward Hunter’ as a sports parent
“Coach Reed” Maltbie is a bestselling author, TED speaker, educator, and optimum performance specialist, is a thought leader in his field. With dual master’s degrees in sports psychology and early childhood development, combined with three decades of professional coaching experience, Coach Reed has established himself as a global authority on cultivating and achieving peak performance, creating cultures of excellence, and developing leaders who transform lives.
His new book, “The Spartan Mindset: Mastering the Language of Excellence,” became an overnight international bestseller, emphasising the impact of language on performance.